We are a mother and daughter who both love to write. We decided to start this blog so we could spend time together doing something
we both love and share it with you. We specialize in reviewing fun places to go and fun things to do, but we talk a little bit about everything.
We would love to hear your views too.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Special Announcement: Pip's Island Groundbreaking New Musical Set to Premiere This Nov!

What: Pip's Island

Where: 537 W. 27th St.
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: 8 WEEKS ONLY STARTING NOVEMBER 12

Created by sister-and-brother Rania and Rami Ajami, Pip’s Island took three years to develop. This entertaining and revolutionary theatrical adventure blends brilliant artistry and the latest modern technology to create a unique experience that plays out in a completely different way with each 60-minute journey -- driven entirely by the wild imaginations of its enthusiastic young audiences. Pip’s Island tells the history, mythology and adventures of a cast of charismatic characters, led by a young boy named Pip and his cohorts Pebble and Finn

For more information or to find out to purchase tickets go to http://www.pipsisland.com/.We also be talking more about this innovative new show in future posts.

Funtivity Friday - Science Experiment: Can We Build a Boat Out of Paper and/or Similar Materials That Will Float?

We wanted to see if we could make a boat out of household items like  paper and/or other similar materials that would actually float.


What we did:

1) First we made a list of potential materials to try

2) Then we made our boats out of:



1) Paper


2) Cardboard


3) Saran


4) Pipe cleaners and string

5) Tin Foil

Our results:

All of our boats sank. Maybe next time we'll try making a boat out of more than one material.

How would you make a boat out of household items that would actually float?

Enjoy!

Tune in tomorrow for a Saturday Special.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

NYC Subway Art Tour and Fiorello

We were given a free NYC Subway Art tour for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.



Me - The NYC Subway Art Tour was different than any other tour I've been on. It was fun. We went around to different subway stations and looked at the artwork in the stations. In the 14th street station, they had all these little statutes of people and animals. They were cool! One was a squirrel holding a coin. Another was a person holding its own head as if its head had blown off. It all had to do with money and poor people and rich people. Another station had a wall of colorful tiles with Chinese symbols on them.That station also had teapots. The teapots all looked the same though.  One station's artwork had a circus theme. Another had some artworks that were like framed pictures behind glass. There was one station with small pictures of people carrying things. It was supposed to show people carrying on with life. There was a station with pictures of hats. They were real hats that had belonged to real  famous people, and the hats were as tall as they would be if the real people were wearing them. Another subway station had pictures of toys. It was a really interesting tour, and I would really suggest going.

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We were given free tickets to Fiorello for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on viewing the show.
Me - Fiorello was interesting. I liked the show. It was about Fiorello La Guardia who was Mayor of New York  back in the 1930s and 1940s. I never heard of him before I saw show. The show was previously on Broadway before I was alive. The original Broadway show closed even before my Mom was born. I had never even heard of any of the songs before I saw the show. However, I remember  one where they spelled out La Guardia. It was a fun song. I don't remember the other songs. The show was informative. I learned a lot about Fiorello La Guardia. He seemed like a hardworker and helpful person. The acting was good. I did not have a favorite character.  The set was cool. They had buildings that they moved around. It looked kind of like a game board or something. It was a good show, and I am glad I saw it.
And that's Aurella's view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday.

Photo credits: All Fiorello photos by Alexander Hill

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Where-To-Go Wednesday - NYC Subway Art Tour and Fiorello

Were given a free New York City Subway Art tour for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: NYC Subway Art Tour

Where: Tour starts at McDonald's 51st and Broadway

Who:Teens and adults


Mom's view: If you like art, or history or if you just want to go on a really unique tour, you'll love the NYC Subway Art Tour led by Darryl Reilly. In 1985, a program was created to beautify New York City subway stations and since then gradually the stations have been renovated with beautiful works of art. There are currently over 400 subway stations and the process of renovating them is slow. Only a few are done a year. So there are still a good number of them awaiting renovation. On this tour, you will not see all of the renovated stations, but you will see a lot of them. You will see stations with very modern looking art. You will see stations with art that is based on classic literature. You will see stations with large murals and stations with art that is tiny. You will see stations that have more than one type of art in the same station. You will stations with art that looks like something really and stations with art that doesn't. There is even one station where all the artwork is pictures of hats. Between all the interesting information you will learn on this tour and all the beautiful artwork you will see, the approximately two hour tour will feel like it goes by in a flash. We would not recommend this tour for young children. They might enjoy riding around on the subways but they would probably get bored with viewing and learning about the art. However, if your child is a little older and they particularly enjoy art and/or history they might enjoy it. For more information or to book a tour go to http://nycsubwaytour.com/. For an interview with Darryl Reilly see this week's upcoming Saturday Special.

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We were given free tickets to Fiorello for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our viewing of the show.

What: Fiorello

Where: Classic Stage Company
             136 E. 13th St.
             New York , NY

Who: Recommended for 16 and up

When: Now through October 7, 2016
Mom's view: Fiorello is a classic musical that is not often revived. The current revival was so popular in its initial run at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Massachusetts that it was moved Off-Broadway for an extended run. While the show, unlike most classic musicals ,does not have one memorable song, the story regarding the late former mayor of New York City, Fiorello LaGuardia is a good one. It is nice to have the opportunity to learn more about him than that he was the man an airport, a high school of performing arts and various other locations were named after. If you nothing about him, once you see the show, not only will you understand why so many places were named after him, you'll wonder why even more locations weren't named after him, and why younger generations including my own know so little about him. This particular production is quite a a good one. The acting and singing are all very good, Every performer is well cast and performs well in his or her role. The set is very interesting with large replicas of New York City locations being moved around it like giant chess pieces. It may sound like this would be distracting but it really isn't. I wouldn't recommend the show for young kids due to some language and situations although none of it is really that bad compared to what is in most PG or at least PG 13 rated movies today. However, the story probably wouldn't interest young children anyway, For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages/theatre/619-fiorello-2. Keep in mind the show will only be running through October 7,
And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for more about NYC Subway Art Tour and Fiorello.

Photo credits: All Fiorello photos by Alexander Hill

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tips for Tuesday - Misc. : Cadbury Chocolate, Keysocks and EnduraCool

We may have been given some products mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience with the prodcuts

Me - Today I am recommending Cadbury chocolate. Cadbury chocolate is delicious! The way they make it makes it taste like there is a little caramel hidden in the chocolate. It is one of the best chocolates there is. I love the chocolate bunnies and the Curly Wurly bars. Unfortunately, if you live in the U.S., you cannot get Curley Wurly bars in the store, you have to order them.  Curly Wurly  bars are a mixture of caramel and chocolate in a long thin bar. They are really scrumptious. Cadbury chocolate is one of the best candies ever!

Mom - Today I am recommending a couple of products that can either help warm you up or cool you down:

The first is Keysocks. Keysocks are like ped socks but instead of only going around your foot they go all the way up to the knee. They are very soft and comfortable, and they can serve many purposes. They can be used either to warm you up or to cool you down. If you are going some place and socks don't fit with your outfit or thick socks won't fit in your shoes but you're afraid your legs might get cold like out on the water, you can wear them to keep your legs warmer. In the winter time, If you have heavy boots, and your legs get really hot inside them, you can wear them to keep your feet cooler.
The second product will keep you cool. It is MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool towels. These towels are made with a special cooling technology that instantly cools you down when they are wet. They can be used in many ways. They are great for athletes who need to cool down after a workout. They are perfect for cooling down kids when they have been outside on a hot day. We even like to take them with us when we are travelling. Aside from towels, EnduraCool also comes in hats, headbands and other products.  These products are such a great and easy way to keep from overheating that they have even been used by professional athletes like Carli Lloyd, Serena Williams, and Drew Brees.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monthly Mash-up for September, 2016 Me: DVD Commentaries and Mom:Living in a Post 9/11 World

Me  - My topic for this month is commentaries on DVDs and Blu Rays. When I was little, I didn't used to like commentaries because I thought they were boring. I never used to listen to them.  Now, I love them, and I think they are so interesting. It so cool to be able to listen to them and learn a bunch of things about what I watched and how it was to film it. Commentaries are one of the most interesting things about watching a DVD now. I get disappointed when a disc doesn't have a commentary, and  I don't get to learn more about the episode or movie I just watched. Commentaries are so much fun to listen to. I really enjoy them.

Mom - My topic for this month is the post 9/11 world. I don't want to live in a post 9/11 world anymore. I mean don't get me wrong if the alternative is death, I don't want that either. I am not one of those people who is so nostalgic for the days when I grew up that I remember them as perfect, carefree and innocent either. Bad things happened back then to. I remember being a kid and seeing pictures of missing child, Eitan Patz on buses. However, it wasn't like it is now where it can literally be scary to go anywhere in public because you just don't know what is going to happen. My daughter and I were in New York, the day of the most recent bombing. We were nowhere near the location of the bomb at the time of the blast and thankfully nobody died in that blast, but it is still scary. I mean terrorist bombings used to be things that happened far away in the Mideast not in places like Paris and Brussels and certainly not in America. When I went to Israel twice in my teens there was always a really sense of having to be alert at all times because you never knew what was going to happen there. I liked that it wasn't like that here. I don't like that it is now. So am I going to hide away in my house or at least stop going to places that are likely to be high target areas like New York City? No, of course, not because we let the terrorists win if  let fear control our lives. We have to keep going where we want to go and doing what we want to do and living the lives we want to live and keep the fear in the back of our minds at least that is how I want to live my my life.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for another Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 9/25/16 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises to Bear Mountain Are Back
Pier 83
W. 42nd St. at 12th
New York, NY

Take a 2.5 hour cruise up the Hudson enjoying the autumnal sights and our Onboard Oktoberfest with live oom-pah music and German food and beer specials up to Bear Mountain State Park. You’ll hop off the boat there, where for 3 hours, you can enjoy the park’s 50+ hiking and biking trails, paddle around the lake, visit the Bear Mountain Zoo, brunch at The Bear Mountain Inn and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather!

For more information or to book a cruise click here 
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Kids Go Free at Madame Tussauds New York
234 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY


Madame Tussauds, located in the heart of Times Square, will run their new “Kids Go Free” promotion from now through October 29, 2016. During this time, kids ages 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult ticket holder, will receive free admission.

Visit www.madametussauds.com/newyork or call (866) 841-3505 for more information.
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

Wednesday, September 28
Boyce Avenue – iPlay America’s Event Center
Doors: 6:00 PM – Show: 7:00 PM

Florida-based Boyce Avenue is one of the biggest independent bands in the world, and according to Billboard magazine, “Boyce Avenue might just be the most popular band you’ve never heard of.” This amazing band is a social media phenomenon amassing over 500,000 Twitter followers and almost 3 million Facebook subscribers, forging a lasting and passionate digital fan base that has followed the band’s every move for years. On Wednesday, September 28, Boyce Avenue will be LIVE in concert at iPlay America’s Event Center. General Admission tickets are just $25.


September 30 to October 31
iPlay America’s Spooky Spooktacular Halloween

It’s Spooky family FUN for everyone as iPlay America transforms for iPlay America’s Spooky Spooktacular Halloween this October! All month long, September 30 – October 31, experience a Halloween event like no other in Central NJ.  This family friendly event features FREE live Magic Shows and kid’s entertainment every weekend, a Trick-or-Treat Trail, spooktacular décor, photo opportunities with Danny iPlay in his costume, and other FREE Halloween themed activities. Join them in their restaurant Game Time Bar & Grill for spooktacular food and drink specials.  This Halloween experience is one you don’t want to miss!


Saturday, October 1
Dead Serious MMA 22 – Amateur MMA Show
Doors: 6:00 PM – Show: 7:00 PM

The very best amateur MMA fighters make up the card for this night of fierce and formidable mixed martial arts mastery. Bring your friends and get ready to be front and center for every amazing bout.

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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ

Neil Simon's Jakes Women
Friday September 30 - Sunday October 9, 2016

Maurer Productions OnStage presents a foray into the world of modern relationships by the master comic playwright Neil Simon. Jake, a struggling novelist, handles the world in his imagination much better than that pesky real one just outside his study, where the shadow of a failing marriage looms large. Prompted into both real and imagined conversations with the ladies in his life, Jake finds his wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks are occasionally interrupted by visitations from actual females.

For more information click here
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Public Art with Greenbelow14
Opening in Vesuvio Park 
Thompson St. between Spring St. and Prince St.
New York, NY

  
Saturday, October 1st 
10:30 AM -6:00 PM

Playground Parachutes is an installation of four large-scale murals by the celebrated artist Isca Greenfield-Safonders made in collaboration with over 200 children for Vesuvio Playground in SoHo (at the intersection of Spring and Thompson Streets). The exhibition opens Saturday October 1st, 2016 at 10:30am.

For more information click here
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Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingstone Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

An Evening With Gilberto Santa Rosa
October 1, 2016

For more information click here
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Auditions for TADA! Youth Theatre's Resident Ensemble 
15 W. 28th St.
New York, NY
October 5                (High School)
October 14              (Middle School)
October 15              (Elementary School)
October 19 & 26    (All)

TADA!'s award winning Resident Youth Ensemble is a FREE year-round musical theatre and youth development program for ages 8-18. No previous experience or training needed. Alumni include Kerry Washington, Jordan Peele and Josh Peck and more.

For more information click here

E-mail mhaws@tadatheater.com to book an audition time.
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News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Atlantic Theater Company's Production 
of
Marie and Rosetta

Extended to October 16

Come see it at the Linda Gross Theater, 336 W. 20th St., New York, NY

For more information call 866-811-4111
or visit them on-line at atlantictheater.org
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Melissa Toogood 
added as Guest Instructor
at New York Theatre Ballet's
Ballet School NY
Now through-November 3, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet announces that Bessie Award winner Melissa Toogood will teach Cunningham Technique classes at Ballet School NY from September 22 - November 3, 2016.  Ballet School NY (BSNY) was founded by artistic director Diana Byer in 1978 as the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet.

Melissa Toogood will instruct Ballet III and Young Artist Division students for the next six weeks. For more information or to register visit www.nytb.org/ballet-school-ny.

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South Street Seaport Museum
announces
Archtober 2016 at the Seaport Museum
and a special accompanying exhibition
The Architecture of Trade
October 2016

The South Street Seaport Museum announces Archtober 2016 at the Seaport Museum, a series of special walking and sailing tours celebrating the architecture of the Seaport District and Schermerhorn Row. Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, and in honor of Schermerhorn Row's selection as Archtober Building of the Day on Monday, October 10, 2016, the Seaport Museum announces the opening of its new special exhibition The Architecture of Trade: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport. The exhibition is presented in two parts, in the museum's mezzanine level and fourth floor galleries at 12 Fulton Street.

The Architecture of Trade: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaportexamines the life of Schermerhorn Row, Manhattan's only surviving row of Federal style merchant counting houses, and its place in the Seaport at South Street through the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as its connection to New York's enduring urban evolution. What happened on South Street ignited New York's transformation from a provincial trading town into a global metropolis. The architecture of Schermerhorn Row traces this dramatic change.

The exhibition in the mezzanine area, accessible from the main entrance of the Seaport Museum on 12 Fulton Street, is dedicated to Schermerhorn Row's more recent history in the 20th century. Using photographs and documents, the exhibition follows the story of Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport as they were rescued by preservationists from certain demolition, and covers the Row's early restorations starting in the 1970s.

By limited tour only, the fourth floor galleries of Schermerhorn Row will be opened to explore the 19th century portion of the exhibition. Here, Schermerhorn Row's early life is covered, from its very beginning as a real estate investment in an era of booming maritime trade on the East River, to its changing circumstances in the late 19th century as the Seaport declined in commercial significance. This story is told through artifacts from the collection, architectural elements, and the building itself. Within Schermerhorn Row are the preserved remains of rooms abandoned in the early 20th century.

Due to the fragile nature of the preserved rooms and the need to climb several flights of stairs, entry to the fourth floor exhibition will be limited. Access will be through an exclusive guided tour only. Tours will be available twice a month.  Tour tickets are $15 ($10 for Museum members), and must be purchased in addition to general admission. Please note that this portion of the exhibition requires climbing four flights of stairs. For accessibility accommodations please contact the Museum at 212-748-8700. For more information, to check tour availability, or to reserve tickets, visit www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org.

The 20th century section of the exhibition, located on the mezzanine level, is included in general admission. Admission is free for Museum Members. Non-member tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for seniors (65+), Merchant Mariners, Active Duty Military, teachers, and students (all with valid ID); $6 for kids (ages 6-17) and free for children ages 5 and under. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org.

The following are the special tours on offer as part of Archtober at the Seaport Museum. Tickets and info are available at www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org/archtoberseaport16/

  1. Hidden History of the South Street Seaport's Architecture
Walking Tour 3:00-4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, October 1, 2, 29, and 30
$15
Several buildings in the Seaport District are considered to be some the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the Seaport have a big story to tell, the story of the rise of New York. Take a walk with us and discover the origins of New York's greatness. Registration required.

  1. Sailing and Discovering Lower Manhattan Architecture
1:00-3:00pm
Saturday, October 8
$45
Sail with us aboard our 1885 National Register-listed schooner Pioneer as we unveil details of Lower Manhattan's unique architecture, piers, and urban transformations. This two hour sail will take you through portions of the East River, the Hudson River, and upper New York Harbor as we discover "Where New York Begins." Registration required.


  1. Archtober Building of the Day: Schermerhorn Row 
Building Tour 12:00-1:00pm, 2:00-3:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm
Monday, October 10
Completed in 1812, Schermerhorn Row is one of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. This complex of Federal-style buildings originally served as counting houses for the merchants of nearby South Street, when in the early 19th century South Street was New York's primary port of entry. Over the next two centuries Schermerhorn Row hosted various businesses including restaurants and hotels. Schermerhorn Row has survived the changing economic fortunes of South Street, as well as hurricanes, to become what it is today: the heart of a vibrant historic district and home to the South Street Seaport Museum. Registration required.


  1. Typography and Job Printing in the 19th Century Seaport
Walking Tour 3:00-4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23
$15
Most printers in early 19th century New York were located where the action was: near the city's main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, timetables, and posters, and learn about the typography of the remaining signage on these historic buildings. Registration required.

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NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
and The Schimmel Center
present
Once Upon A Ballet
October 1, 2016 at Schimmel Center

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents the Once Upon a Ballet series for children, beginning with Carnival of the Animals on October 1, 2016 at 3pm at Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, NYC.  Tickets are $10 for children, $20 for adults.  Single tickets are available through www.schimmelcenter.org, or by calling the box office at 212-346-1715. For more information, visit www.nytb.org.

In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins!  Choreography by Beth Storey Taylor, costume design by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, and set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith.

The Once Upon A Ballet series continues later this season with the following:


Cinderella - March 12, 2017 at 3pm
With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone's favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera's Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith. Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages.


The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies - April 30, 2017 at 3pm
Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting, this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms - from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet - all of which combine to make a highly entertaining show.  Choreography by Keith Michael, costume design by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, décor design & painting by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith
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News from Richard Hillman PR

  
MILLBURN THEATRE KICKS OFF 2016-2017 SEASON
WITH MEL BROOKS’ AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL

The Producers is the hilarious smash hit about two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The musical took Broadway by storm in 2001, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards.

The Producers will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouse eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance schedule: Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pmTickets are on sale now starting at $32. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Groups of 10 or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680.  Students may order $20 rush tickets over the phone or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office on the day of the performance.

Free Audience Enrichment Activities for The Producers

Wed. September 28   6:30pm         
Art Gallery                 
The Director’s Viewpoint
Enjoy coffee Producers director Don Stephenson talks about his involvement with the musical.
Thurs. September 29 6:30pm               
Mezzanine                   
Conversation Club

Thurs. October 6                                                                                
Learn more about the show you are about to see, led by members of Paper Mill’s Artistic and Education Departments.

Thurs. October 13                                                                             
Thurs. October 20  

Sat. October 22  Following Matinee     
Orchestra                    
Q&A with the Cast                                                                                      Meet the cast and ask actors questions about the show or the role they are portraying.
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“INNER VOICES”
3 INTIMATE AND DRAMATIC MUSICAL MONOLOGUES OF FRIENDSHIP, FEAR AND FANTASY

T. OLIVER REID
IN
“ J U S T   O N E   Q”
WORDS BY ELLEN FITZHUGH
MUSIC BY TED SHEN
MUSIC DIRECTION BY ANDREW RESNICK
DIRECTED BY BRAD ROUSE
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NANCY ANDERSON
IN
“T H E   P E N”
WORDS BY DAN COLLINS
MUSIC BY JULIANNE WICK DAVIS
MUSIC DIRECTION BY ALEXANDER ROVANG
DIRECTED BY MARGOT BORDELON
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MICHAEL THURBER
IN
“T H E   B O O T Y   C A L L”
WORDS BY SAHEEM ALI
WORDS AND MUSIC BY MICHAEL THURBER
DIRECTED BY SAHEEM ALI

THE TBG THEATRE (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor)
OCTOBER 3-29, 2016


PREMIERES (Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director), the New York based music theater organization whose mission is “to bring new music theater to light,” is pleased to announce the complete cast and creative teams for this season’s Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances will begin on Monday, October 3rd at 8:00pm (and continue through October 29) atThe TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street – between 8th & 9th Avenues).  Opening Night is Thursday, October 13th at 8:00pm.

In Just One “Q”, Bertha and Julynne, bitter enemies, duke it out at the Broadbend Nursing Home in Arkansas over a game of scrabble.  Benny (T. Oliver Reid), an orderly, narrates the history of their acrimonious relationship.  Chaos, humor and closure abound in this amusing and tuneful musical. Words by Ellen Fitzhugh, music by Ted Shen with musical direction by Andrew Resnick.  Directed by Brad Rouse.
In The Pen, an everyday morning becomes everything but when a seemingly innocuous obstacle shatters Laura's  (Nancy Anderson) routine and threatens her prompt arrival to work.  Ghosts of the past collide with present day demons as she struggles to rise above her compulsion and leave her apartment. Words by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis with musical direction by Alexander Rovang.  Directed by Margot Bordelon.

In The Booty Call, a young man (Michael Thurber) receives a booty call while creating a demo of his recent compositions.  The call sends him off on an existential musing of his past experiences with love and intimacy, shedding an honest light on the seldom-observed reflections of a late 20’s male living the single life in New York City. Words by Saheem Ali, music by Michael Thurber.  Mr. Saheem directs.

Inner Voices will play the following performance schedule: Monday through Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 3pm & 8pm
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Tickets are $39 and are available online at www.PremieresNYC.org or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. Tickets will also be available at The TBG Theatre box office one hour before performance time.
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News from Waldmania PR

'MAKE A CIRCLE'

with

JENNIFER PASKOW

A Celebration of Life, Love & Connection
for Children & their Families

Make A Circle leads off by showcasing Jennifer Paskow's rich, honeyed voice on "Make A Circle," whose central message is to extend your love to others by learning to love yourself.  "On The Inside," an anthem to self-esteem, encourages young people to look within to discover their intrinsic value.

"I Am A Tree" connects us to one another and Mother Earth by presenting the metaphor of a tree connecting to the earth as an emblem of the oneness of all things, while "Celebrate This Day" urges physical movement to express the sheer joy of life. Continuing the celebration theme, Jennifer Paskow's version of "This Little Light of Mine" is a manifestation of traditional hand-clapping gospel exuberance.

Celestial bodies receive their due in the wrap-up of this beautiful album.  The soothing sounds of "Hello Moon" depict the wonder of being connected to nature and the universe, while "Long Time Sun" is an Irish blessing that Jennifer Paskow sings at the end of every children's yoga class she teaches

Make A Circle will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.

CD Details:  Make A Circle
Release Date:  September 30, 2016
For ages 0 - 7
SRP:   $9.99
Running time:  32 minutes 

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EAR SNACKS: SONGS FROM THE PODCAST

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ANDREW & POLLY

Meet Andrew and Polly, award-winning music makers and hosts of Ear Snacks, a radical new podcast for kids. Andrew & Polly's new album of quirky, eclectic and fun tunes embedded in brisk, brainy repartee, Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast, will be released on September 30th.

The first season of the podcast -- over seven hours of free content for children and their families -- includes interviews with more than 60 kids and 35 adult experts along with an original score and a slew of genre-busting Andrew & Polly songs.  Now the duo presents a selection of music from the first season, re-contextualized on Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast.  The album of fourteen expertly produced tunes ranges from introspective and insightful to anthemic and absurd, delivering addictive earworms and surprises around every corner,

Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast kicks off with "Dancing Pants," based on the true-to-life tale of a pair of pants that were so incredibly sparkly they needed their own horn section.  "Dancing Pants" featuresAndrew & Polly's L.A. neighbor, the incomparable Mista Cookie Jar, whose rap makes the song "next level cuckoo."

A photo that Polly Hall took of a miniature toy stegosaurus with a fierce shadow became the inspiration for "Tiny Dino," produced as if Simon & Garfunkel, with a little help from Toto, had written the theme song to a Saturday morning cartoon of thirty years ago.

Other highlights include "Grapes," the SiriusXM Kids Place Live chart topper from the very first episode of Ear Snacks, and "How Can You Tell If It's Going to Rain?" which offers a '60s ethos updated for the third millennium.

Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast will be available at CDBaby, Amazon, at Andrew & Polly's website - www.andrewandpolly.com - and at their shows.

CD Details:  Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast
Release Date:  September 30, 2016
For ages 3 - 7
Label:  Records Palindrome Records
SRP:   $12 (CD or digital download)
Running time:  38 minutes

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